Enjoy this beautiful Delphi full day tour from Athens. This one day excursion to Delphi is one of most famous sites of classical Greece. Located in a breathtaking landscape spreading out at the foot Mt. Parnassus. It is a 229 miles (370 km) roundtrip from Athens.
We'll arrive at Delphi at around noon after having taken a scenic drive through mountains and fertile valleys of olive trees and cotton fields and pass traditional towns such as Levadia and Arachova enjoying breathtaking views of the Greek countryside. Delphi was the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Was regarded as the center of the world. According to mythology it's here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the novel of the world met . Between the 6th and 4th centuries BC the Delphic oracle became internationally known for the oracular powers of Pythia, the priestess who sat on a tripod ,inhaled ethylene gasses ,and muttered incomprehensible words that foretold the future. Cities, rulers and ordinary individuals alike consulted the oracle, expressing their gratitude with great gifts and spreading its fame around the world.
You will visit temple of Athena Pronaia,the Gymnasium ,the Temple of Apollo, the sacred way, the treasury house of Athenians , the old theater. In the Museum of Delphi you will admire unique treasures such as the world famous bronze Charioteer a masterpiece of classical Greek art. After ancient Delphi we'll visit the modern city of Delphi where we stop for lunch in one of the traditional taverns with very scenic view in Corinthian Golf and the city of Itea . After lunch we'll drive back to Athens.